Argos Midseason Review

Hey Argos Empire!

We’ve reached the halfway point of the season, and here’s how it looked from Section 122/3.

Rather than a “Thumbs up/Thumbs down” or “Yes/No” we’re gonna go with “Ar-GO!” and, “Argh-NO!

Ready?  Here we go!

AR-GO!

The 100th Grey Cup rings!  A shout out to the city skyline, the league-record 16 titles, and the 100 years of the Grey Cup.  Nice!

Diamond not in the Rough!

Diamond not in the Rough!

ARGH-NO!

The 2013 schedule is released, and the Argos have no Saturday home games.  None.  Zilch.  Zero.  Oh, and they play twice on a Tuesday, and there’s no Labour Day Classic.  Weak.

AR-GO!

Argos resign Ray, Owens, and Kackert!  Key cogs in the offense return!

ARGH-NO!

The loss of Armstead, Foley, Kuale, Younger, Carroll, Belli, Huntley, and Flemons ensured even die-hard fans had to buy a program for Week 1 to see who was starting on defense.

AR-GO!

Shoeless Joe’s continues with their Argos pre- and post game parties, complete with cheerleaders and player appearances.

Flowin' with the top flow

Flowin’ with the top flow

ARGH-NO!

You’ve gotta leave before the 3 minute warning to get in.

AR-GO!

My letter for EJ Kuale gets retweets from Kuale AND Andre Durie! (https://www.argosendzone.com/an-open-letter-to-ejiro-kuale-and-the-argos/)

Isst isst!

Isst isst!

ARGH-NO!

He’s still not back with the Argos.

AR-GO!

Fans wish Andre Durie a happy birthday on twitter!

Local boy does good!

Local boy does good!

ARGH-NO!

A ‘clerical error’ causes fans to wish some random dude a happy birthday.

AR-GO!

Ricky Ray sets CFL record with 95% completion percentage (19 for 20) against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (to Ray’s credit, the miss was a dropped pass that should’ve been caught).

Dialed in.

Dialed in.

ARGH-NO!

Ray does not finish the game due to a leg injury.  A sign of things to come.

AR-GO!

Zach Collaros stuns the CFL with a near-perfect performance against the BC Lions in his first career start.

Bearcat clearing a Bighill

Bearcat clearing a Bighill

ARGH-NO!

Collaros struggles in relief efforts for Ray in several games, and can’t duplicate his starter performance against the lesser Montreal Alouttes later in the season.

AR-GO!

Members of ArgosEndZone finally get with 2012 & update the jerseys!

Welcome 2 the EndZone!

Welcome 2 the EndZone!

ARGH-NO!

The move doesn’t translate into wins, as the Argos have a .500 record at home thru Week 10 (3-3 at home, 2-1 on the road).

AR-GO!

Pat Watkins returns to the club after training camp, and continues to shut down his half of the field.

Shut 'er down

Shut ‘er down

ARGH-NO!

The Argos release defensive captain Brandon Isaac with zero explanation. (https://www.argosendzone.com/oh-captain-my-captain-the-argos-release-brandon-isaac/)

isaac2

AR-GO!

The Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders.  ‘Nuff said.

Yup!

ARGH-NO!

Injuries plague key starters (Ray, Kackert, Owens, Innman, Ball, Washington, Bradwell, Watt, Waters) lead to inconsistency on all sides of the ball.

AR-GO!

The Toronto Argos are the most successful pro sports franchise in Toronto, with the most league championships in the city, and the only winner in the city (outside the Toronto Rock) since ’93.

ARGH-NO!

The city doesn’t seem to care. (https://www.argosendzone.com/what-happened-last-night/)

So, where does this tell us about the second half of the season?  Absolutely nothing.  And that, my friends, is why they play the game.  And why we watch.

Gimme your best “AR-GO/ARGH-NO” in the comments.  Whaddya think, Argos Empire?

Riding the rail hard,

Jube.

Photos courtesy of Argonauts.ca & ArgosEndZone.com

 

 

 

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